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DeNapoli is a midfielder on the Lizards, and the coach of the boys lacrosse team at his alma mater, Hewlett High School. So on the field, stick in hand, he has the vision of a coach. Off the field, clipboard in hand, he has a player's ability to relate.
The 2015 Seahawks definitely had the 'it' factor. They not only had three on attack and three at midfield that could score from anywhere on the field, a veteran goalie and a senior leader on defense, but they had an all-powerful motivational tool entering the season: Anger.
The one-sided victory that produced the Flyers' third straight AAA crown left veteran coach Jack Moran shaking his head afterward. "The kids played awesome!" he exclaimed, and this time, the oft-overused word was an apt description.
Welcome to MSGVarsity.com’s Memorable Mondays, a summer-long series that looks back on the top players, games and moments from the past season and gazes ahead to 2015-16. As the summer goes on, we’ll compile the lists and them post here. New lists will be posted every Monday at 3 p.m. In Week 2 of Memorable Mondays, we look back at the top five individual performances from 2014-15 on Long Island.
The 28-person class, which represents 23 high schools and includes athletes, coaches, administrators, contributors and officials, will officially be inducted at a ceremony at the Crest Hollow County Club on Sept. 30.
MSG Varsity is pleased to unveil its 2015 All-Metro Boys Lacrosse First Team, honoring the best of the best high school boys lacrosse players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. See who made the list.
MSG Varsity is pleased to unveil its 2015 All-Metro Boys Lacrosse Second Team, honoring the best of the best high school boys lacrosse players in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. See who made the list.
But in the championship game Saturday, the Cardiac Kids were done in early by undefeated Vestal, which opened up an 8-0 first-quarter lead en route to a 17-8 victory at Vestal High School’s Dick Hoover Stadium.
The sophomore led the charge offensively with four goals, all set up by Matt Licciardi, who also had a goal and was 15-of-21 on faceoffs, including 10-of-12 in the second half.
Pleasantville’s memorable season ends with a 14-4 loss to Long Island power Cold Spring Harbor in the NYS Class C semifinal on Wednesday at Middletown’s Faller Field.
Syosset’s bid for a New York State title came a game short when the Braves fell to Niskayuna, 14-11, in the Class A semifinals Wednesday at Middletown’s Faller Field.
Gavin scored the winning goal with 0.5 seconds left in the fourth quarter to lift the Indians to a dramatic 10-9 win over Yorktown in the New York State Class B semifinals at Middletown’s Faller Field.
Licciardi's whole arsenal was on full display in Cold Spring Harbor’s 14-4 win over Pleasantville in the New York State Class C semifinals Wednesday afternoon at Middletown’s Faller Field.
Cold Spring Harbor, which won its first LIC since capturing the New York State title in 2006, advances to the NYS Class C semifinals to face Pleasantville Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from Middletown High School.
Matt Gavin took a pass from Kyle Cherry and side-armed the winner into the net with 28.9 seconds left to lift Manhasset to a thrilling 7-6 come-from-behind win over Mount Sinai Saturday at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium.
Syosset (18-1), ranked No. 1 in the Tri-State by MSG Varsity, advances to face Niskayuna in the NYS ‘A’ semifinals Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. from Middletown High School.
Babylon is looking to win a second straight Long Island Class C championship, but Cold Spring Harbor is attempting to claim its first LIC since 2006. Check out all the action from Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium Saturday at 1 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
The Long Island Class B championship will be decided when Manhasset takes on Mount Sinai from Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium Saturday at 6 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
The No. 1 spot in the MSG Varsity Tri-State Top 20 boys lacrosse poll is on the line as No. 1 Syosset takes on No. 2 Smithtown East in the Long Island Class A championship game from Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
But the celebration after a 10-6 win over St. John the Baptist that clinched the CHSAA Class AA intersectional title in West Islip Thursday afternoon was a little more special. It wasn’t as much about what they just won, but what lies ahead.
The CHSAA Class AA intersectional title and a berth in the Catholic ‘AA’ state final is is on the line when Iona Prep takes on St. John the Baptist Thursday at 5 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
Brian Boehm scored two goals with two assists, Nick Antolini scored a goal with three assists and Bodie Pitagno scored three goals as Babylon made it back-to-back Suffolk C championships with a 9-5 victory over Mattituck/Greenport/Southold Wednesday at Stony Brook University's LaValle Stadium.
Smithtown East (18-1), ranked No. 2 in the Tri-State by MSG Varsity, captured a second consecutive Suffolk ‘A’ title and will face Syosset in the Long Island Class A final Saturday at 3:30 p.m. back at Stony Brook.
The Seahawks (15-1) will play for the Long Island championship against the winner of Wednesday's Sayville-Mount Sinai Suffolk C final, at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Stony Brook. James Gerstner had three goals and an assist for Mineola (14-4).
It is the first county title since winning the ‘C’ crown in 2010 for Manhasset, which faces either Sayville or Mount Sinai in the Long Island Class B final at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium Saturday at 6 p.m.
In a game that was tightly played and tightly defended, Mt. Sinai senior attack Dan Bullis got free for a dunk shot at the right crease with 3:41 left that stood as the game-winner in the Mustangs' tense 8-7 victory over Sayville in the Suffolk B championship game at Stony Brook University's LaValle Stadium.
The Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse championship is on the line when second-seeded Smithtown East takes on fourth-seeded Ward Melville from Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
In a battle of the top two ranked teams in the Tri-State by MSG Varsity, No. 2 Syosset defeated No. 1 Massapequa, 17-8, to win the Nassau Class A title Tuesday at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.
The Nassau Class A boys lacrosse title is on the line as No. 1 Masssapequa takes on No. 2 Syosset from Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium Tuesday at 6 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
They were born into the game of lacrosse, each handed a stick in their hospital beds moments after they were born. Lacrosse is the family game for Massapequa’s Ryan Tierney and Gordon Purdie from Lynbrook and it will continue to be with both standout attackmen going to play collegiately for their dads.
Dan Bucaro set up Jake McCullouch for the go-ahead goal with 1:19 left in the fourth quarter to lift Ward Melville to a 11-10 victory over Northport in the Suffolk Class A boys lacrosse semifinals Friday at Veterans Park.
Brian Willetts had four goals and one assist and became the school’s all-time leading scorer as second-seeded Smithtown East defeated sixth-seeded Smithtown West, 17-11, in the Suffolk ‘A’ semifinals Friday in St. James.
Alex Concannon and Mac O'Keefe each scored four goals as Syosset defeated Port Washington, 14-7, in the Nassau Class A boys lacrosse semifinals Wednesday at Hofstra University.
In his final high school game before heading to Yale, the senior midfielder had three goals and three assists to lead the Flyers to a 15-7 win over archrival St. Anthony’s Wednesday at Mitchel Athletic Complex.
The third and final chapter of one of the best lacrosse rivalries in the Tri-State will play out at Mitchel Athletic Complex Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. when St. Anthony’s faces Chaminade in the NSCHSAA Class AAA final on #MSGV_Live.
Jack Keogh flicked a perfect pass to a cutting Thomas Duran in front of the net and Duran buried the shot 1:16 into overtime to give the Chiefs a thrilling 8-7 victory over their longtime rival Garden City on Tuesday night in a Nassau B semifinal at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium.
Port Washington battle Syosset in the Nassau Class A boys lacrosse semifinals at Hofstra University Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
On Tuesday, the guy was Carter Hawthorne, who scored five goals to help lead the top-seeded Chiefs to a 16-6 win over fifth-seeded Hicksville in the Nassau Class A semifinals at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.
A spot in the Nassau Class A boys lacrosse final is on the line when top-seeded Massapequa takes on No. 5 Hicksville in the semifinals Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. from Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium on #MSGV_Live.
New Canaan travels to Huntington, Long Island Saturday night to take on St. Anthony's in an interstate boys lacrosse showdown at 7 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
The faceoff stick isn’t meant for scoring, but that didn’t stop Dunn, who had four goals to help lead the Indians to a 12-5 win over Carey in the Nassau Class B quarterfinals at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium Thursday afternoon.
It's a Nassau Class B quarterfinal clash when Hewlett and Garden City go head-to-head at Hofstra University Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
The Nassau Class B boys lacrosse playoffs move to Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium as Carey takes on Manhasset in the first game of a quarterfinals doubleheader Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
It’s a late season showdown of Suffolk County boys lacrosse perennial powerhouses as Smithtown West takes on West Islip Tuesday at 5 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
A Long Island boys lacrosse rivalry is renewed as Tri-State powerhouses Chaminade and St. Anthony’s meet up for a second time this season Thursday at 6 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
Lynbrook's high-scoring attack, the son of Adelphi men's lacrosse coach Gordon Purdie, played the angles well Wednesday, scoring four goals in various fashion in a 7-0 victory over host Hewlett in Nassau B2.
The first-year starter made 22 saves, including eight in a first quarter that ended with Smithtown East clinging to a 2-0 lead in a rematch of last year’s Suffolk Class A final.
Sutherland made sure that would be the case again Friday in the duel between undefeated Suffolk League I boys lacrosse teams. He scored three goals and added two assists as Northport improved to 11-0 with a 9-8 victory.
The senior attacker is a big part of the T-Birds success. He has 28 goals and 17 assists through 12 games for undefeated Connetquot, ranked No. 11 in the Tri-State by MSG Varsity.
Connetquot takes its undefeated record into Sachem North for a game with its biggest rival. Find out if the streak ends here or lives for another day live Wednesday at 6 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.
Connetquot faceoff specialist Dylan Finazzo missed last season’s overtime loss to rival Sachem North and his club was forced to get stops before it could even think about goals.
It’s the battle of Smithtown as Smithtown East heads to Smithtown West in an anticipated boys lacrosse showdown on #MSGV_Live Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Cutinella's retired No. 54 football jersey hangs on one side of the stadium. On the other side Saturday, his No. 2 lacrosse jersey, helmet, cleats, gloves and stick were arrayed on the scorer's table, providing the perfect backdrop to a spontaneous postgame photo op.
Northport scored five unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to pull away from Sachem North in the finale of the Acompora Lacrosse Jamboree in East Northport.
Northport takes on Sachem North in the second game of MSGVarsity's LIVE doubleheader from the Acompora Lacrosse Jamboree in Northport. Find out where and when to watch and how to interact below.
Watch LIVE on Saturday April 25 at 2:30 p.m. as Bronxville travels to Long Island to take on Smithtown East in the first game of MSGVarsity.com's afternoon double header from the 14th Annual Acompora Lacrosse Jamboree.
The response was dramatic as Ryan Tierney scored the winner with 2:54 left in the first overtime to lift Massapequa to a hard-fought 7-6 victory over Syosset.
The top two ranked boys lacrosse teams on Long Island and two of the top three in the Tri-State square off when Massapequa takes on Syosset in a battle of undefeated teams Friday at 4:45 p.m. on #MSGV_Live.